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Heidelberg: 2-Hour Spooky Tour with Hangman’s Daughter

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Spooky Tour with Hangman’s Daughter

From US$ 282.45 per group up to 25

Explore the old town of Heidelberg on a special 2-hour walking tour. Hear the gruesome stories of a nearly forgotten profession from the Middle Ages until the 19th century, told by Hangman's Daughter.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Hear stories from the hangman's daughter about witches and executioners
  • Gain an insight into life in Heidelberg in the Middle Ages
  • Explore the romantic old town on an exciting tour with a guide in historical costume
  • Follow the traces of long forgotten times
Full description
Enjoy a very special walking tour with ghost stories of Heidelberg. Join the Hangman’s Daughter on one of her walks and search for old haunted houses and witches hidings. Hear stories of poltergeists who wreak havoc in town houses, the souls of burned witches, and evil dogs in the darkest corners of the old town. Explore Heidelberg’s romantic old town and learn about dreadful crimes and cruel punishments during the Middle Ages. Find out how an executioner could make a living with his “services” in the old days and get to know the dark side of the town.
  • Tour (1.5 – 2 hours)
  • Tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either a valid EU/Swiss Covid-19 certificate consisting of either: proof of full vaccination (only Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson&Johnson, or AstraZeneca vaccines are accepted), proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Non-EU/Swiss proofs of vaccination or Covid-19 infection must be exchanged by an official body in Switzerland. Only EU/Swiss certificates will be accepted.
    • All participants who are over 18 years and older must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts and proof of medical complications. Students who are under 18 years old may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 7 years old and not in school do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test

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    Meeting point

    Heidelberg old town, by the Statue of Madonna at Kornmarkt or another location by request

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Weapons or sharp objects
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 184 reviews

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    Was a nice entertaining tour. "Grete" (Steffi) was very responsive to us and was also fun for one or the other. A short detour to the mulled wine stand was also possible. Our wishes and needs were addressed. So we were unloaded on time at our location for the rest of the evening ... thank you.

    December 8, 2019

    the leadership was unique

    it was a great tour. Even though there were only two of us, the night watchman did a great job. It was very interesting and fun, we learned a lot of new things. The night watchman also had fun - he was photographed several times and even got a kiss at the Christmas market. Best service, so always recommended.

    December 20, 2018

    Nun, zunächst war das eine relativ spontane Idee an dieser Erlebnisführung teilzunehmen. Auch die Vorstellung, ein Gästeführer schlüpft in eine historische Rolle war für uns gleichermaßen befremdend wie auch irgendwie albern und doch auch interessant. Erstere beiden Vorstellungen (oder Bedenken) wurden schon bei der Begrüßung vollkommen ausgeräumt und es blieb das Interesse und die Spannung über die gesamte Tour unser Begleiter. Unterhaltsam, humorvoll und immer an ihren Gästen orientiert informierte und unterhielt die „Tochter des letzten Heidelberger Henkers/Scharfrichters“ und brachte damit Heidelberg und seine Geschichte jedem Teilnehmer näher. Langweilig? Kein Stück! War es das Geld wert? Auf alle Fälle! Besonders nach dieser langen Zeit all dieser Entbehrungen durch Corona … wir haben es genossen :-) Vielen Dank dafür!

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    June 13, 2021

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